Archive for March 2011

China-themed book signings in Chicago this spring

If you love books about Chinese culture, it’s a great spring to live in Chicago. We’re so lucky these fabulous authors will be making appearances around Chicago in May and June. Leading off the tour of China-related book signings is Jean Kwok, author of Girl in Translation (Riverhead, 2010). Kwok draws from her childhood as... Read more »

IMPROV CLASS FOR THE SOUL: I LEARNED EVERYTHING BY FIVE by Rachel Hamill

I learned everything I need to know by 5 years of age:   Painful things are WORTHWHILE – I was born and I don’t regret it. FAITH – I will be taken care of basically – fed, cleaned and talked to. AFFECTION - we both like hugs and someone to lean on. Things make SENSE later –... Read more »

What's it like...

What's it like...
The topic I’m gonna write about tonight is a reoccurring question I’ve heard many times throughout my life,”What is it like to be Adopted” I’ve heard it from friends, family, teachers, school councilors, all over the place. I’ve heard it so much that I’ve really never thought about it much, until the last 2 years... Read more »
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Productive Day.

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Meet the Family

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Some Spring trends in a nutshell.

 After going through numerous fashion magazines and window shopping through various boutiques and shops here in Chicago,fashion trends for Spring are in full force(although the weather is still playing catch-up). And most of them all seem to share a common theme as to what is in this season. Here are some trends in a nutshell,think... Read more »
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IMPROV CLASS FOR THE SOUL: BRAIN & MIND CHAKRA INFO by Rachel Hamill

CHAKRA INFO:  BRAIN AND MINDLOCATED:  Back of jaw to mid-foreheadCOLORS:  Light blue to dark blue, grey blue to dark navy DENOTES:  Brain, mind, thinking, hearing, sight, smell, insightCORRESPONDING CENTER:  Creation for a corresponding breadth of knowing We think all the time. We assess every nuance of our experience always.  Sometimes all the little nuances, that... Read more »

Pucker up those Pouters

Wouldn’t you want to kiss these lips? Finally! A reason (besides social decency) to get up that 20 mins early and apply some make-up.   So, honestly I am the worst chronic alarm clock snoozer there is. I will snooze until my cats are literally clawing my eyeballs out for food…ok…that’s a little exaggerated, but... Read more »

Chicago's Nationally Renowned Colleges and Their Coveted Programs

Choosing the right school is an incredibly important, yet extremely overwhelming decision that can sometimes invoke a great deal of pressure. Determining the right college, in some cases, can potentially shape the rest of your life. Chicago, among its many impressive qualities as a supreme city to live in, is home to numerous world-renowned institutions... Read more »
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Lululemon offers complimentary classes.

Yoga is a great alternative to other workout regimes. It’s a great stress reliever and can give you energy and flexibility as it focuses on mind,body and soul. So you say you want to get into Yoga but not sure if it’s for you? Sure,there are many studios throughout the city that can offer you... Read more »